Selvia Mae Swilling, 83, of Dalton, GA, died Tuesday morning, July 31, 2012 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Selvia was born September 5, 1928 in Oakman, GA, a daughter of the late McKinley Columbus and Alice Cleo Chastain Parker; and was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Roy Swilling; her brothers, James Parker and Felton Parker; and a sister, Aslee Mathis.
Selvia was a devoted housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of the CrossPointe Christian Centre.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and David Sanders, Martha and Dewayne Martin, Shirley and Richard Holland; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and JackieSwilling, Terry and Sonya Swilling; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Diane Parker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Paul Porter, Vernice Eaton, Versell and Wilburn Rice, Jr., Ruby and Quinn Smith, Wanda and Steve Champion and Estelle Ponders; sister-in-law, Brenda Parker Weeks; brother-in-law, Kenneth Mathis; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Selvia Mae Swilling will be held Friday, August 3,at 11 a.m. with Reverend Todd Pangle, Reverend Bruce Edwards and Steve Champion officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery with Tyler Martin, Jonathan Holland, Chad Martin, Matthew Sanders, Shane Ledford, Ronnie Ponders and Preston Pangle serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel, who has charge of the arrangements, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, August 2 and from 9 a.m. until the service hour on Friday, August 3.